Young People


We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

-Native American Proverb


Young people are the agents of change so essential for future sustainability. ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalists enact real change and raise awareness about the serious environmental issues they feel are important.

The Young Environmentalist Awards programme helps you to:

  • develop new skills
  • make a difference
  • make friends
  • have fun

Throughout this process, not only will the school/youth group, community and environment benefit, but a massive emphasis is placed on the personal development of each individual as you develop such life skills as; communication, teamwork, organisational, critical and perspectives thinking, research and many more.

Nominate your Leader

Do you want your ECO-Leader (Teacher/Leader/adult) to be in the running for the ECO-UNESCO Leadership Award? Just fill in the nominate your leader form or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01 662 5491.

Quotes from Young Environmentalists

“I think the awards are a great way of promoting the environmental issues that affect us and give young people a chance to have their views on saving the environment heard.”

Sarah, ‘Re-Juice Your Journey’ group, Galway

“The Young Environmentalist Award isn’t about just doing a project for prizes, it’s about trying to make a difference little by little.”

Aoife, ‘Where Will We Bee?’ group, Tralee


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